And how Bentonite clay can help strengthen and revive skin and hair

The truth is your hair goes through a lot every day. When it is not being pounded by pollution, the sun, and styling, it collects build up from the serums, shampoos, and conditioners that you use to keep it healthy. Your hair can start to become dull and lifeless. A detox is just the thing your hair needs to get a fresh start. It helps remove not only the dirt and grime from your hair but also the build up that haircare products leave behind. 

And that’s where Bentonite Clay comes in! Ok, so the thought of ‘mud’ may not seem very appealing for some, but there is one special type of “mud” that works wonders on natural hair: bentonite clay.

Bentonite clay (montmorillonite), also known as Aztec Indian Healing clay, is a mudlike substance derived from volcanic ash. It’s sometimes used in the personal care industry as a face mask. Bentonite clay can also be used for hair as a natural way to add moisture and remove toxins. Bentonite clay is said to have a variety of healing properties for the body, inside and out.

Here’s what it can do…

  • It has a negative charge (anionic), so it attracts positive charged (cationic) products that build up on the hair and scalp, working as a clarifier and detoxifier. Think about bentonite clay like a magnet for product buildup. When you wash the clay out of your hair, you remove all impurities and buildup with it.
  • Its anionic property also makes bentonite clay effective at drawing out toxins, heavy metals, chemicals, and impurities.
  • Bentonite clay is also antimicrobial and helps with irritated or flaking scalps, in addition to psoriasis and seborrheic dermatitis.
  • Bentonite clay contains a mixture of natural minerals that are beneficial for your hair and can encourage hair growth.
  • It moisturises, conditions, softens, and reduces frizz.
  • Bentonite clay encourages curl definition and shine.
  • It can improve oily, acne-prone skin.

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The takeaway

While scientific research is lacking for its uses on hair, bentonite clay has been used as a natural treatment for centuries.

You might try the clay if you have dry, lackluster hair and you want to use a more natural product. If bentonite clay fails to benefit your hair, see your dermatologist for advice. They can recommend hair care tips based on your hair and skin types.

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